Baccala is an Italian favorite, but have you ever made it in a salad? Here is a recipe for Insalata Di Baccala (Baccala Salad). Give it a try and let us know your thoughts! Feel free to share variations and family recipes.
Serves about 6-8
1lb Salt Cod
4 c. cauliflower
3 Tbsp. Capers – rinsed
3/4 c. Peperoncini – chopped
1/2 c. chopped fresh parsley
3 cloves chopped fresh garlic
1 c. Black Olives
1/2 c. Olive Oil
Juice of 1 Fresh Lemon
Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste
1 qt. water
1 c. White wine
Juice of a lemon
2 Bay leaves
Several lemon slices
For the fish
Soak in cold water for a 1-2 days
After Cod is ready, boil the ingredients for poaching.
Drop the fish into the pan and reduce heat to medium.
Let simmer for 5-10 minutes (until fish is tender) and pull apart.
Remove fish and let cool.
Cut fish into 2 inch pieces and remove any bones (if any). Set aside in a bowl.
For the Cauliflower
Cut cauliflower into small pieces.
Sprinkle olive oil, salt, and pepper
Roast at 350 degrees for 10/15 minutes
Mix together capers, peperoncini, parsley, garlic, and olives together in a bowl.
In another bowl mix olive oil, lemon, and salt & pepper.
Toss all ingredients together and let chill. Add seasoning to taste after completion.